Las Vegas Sands Verdict Should Be Upheld, Lawyer Says
In This Issue:
- BILL AMENDMENT OF THE GAMBLING ACT PASSED SECOND TEST SUCCESSFULLY
by Nadya Hambach and Parvan Rusinov (Velchev & Co.):
On December 12th, a Bill amending and liberalizing the Gambling Act...more
The Michigan Gaming Control Board (“MGCB”) released the revenue and wagering tax data for October 2013 for the three Detroit, Michigan, commercial casinos. The three Detroit commercial casinos posted a collective 4.2%...more
On November 28, a round table on the role of the European Union in online gambling was organized by the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) during the sixth Responsible Gaming Day in Brussels.
Pursuant to the Gambling Law dated 19 November 2009 (“Law”), the Polish government grants monopoly rights over number games, cash lotteries and telebingo. However, the Law does not specifically refer to the internet and the...more
The Michigan Gaming Control Board (“MGCB”) released the revenue and wagering tax data for September 2013 for the three Detroit, Michigan commercial casinos. The three Detroit commercial casinos posted a collective 6.8%...more
Sterling Suffolk Racecourse, LLC (“Sterling Suffolk”), Wynn MA, LLC (“Wynn”), and Crossroads Massachusetts, LLC (“Crossroads”) are the three applicants competing for one resort casino license in Eastern Massachusetts. All...more
Patrick Van Eecke and Antoon Dierick (both DLA Piper Brussels) comment on the Belgian Gaming Commission’s announcement in today’s newspapers that it should be granted access to the State Register in order to fight against...more
In This Issue:
- WAR GAMES IN WISCONSIN (2013 STYLE):
Wisconsin is home to 11 recognized Indian tribes. It is a fact that 11 tribes will not unanimously agree on all issues. It also is a fact that not all issues...more
New guidelines have been issued for the approval of Victorian gaming venues which relate to the location and design of children’s play areas.
Many clubs and hotels which operate as gaming venues, also offer dining,...more
The British Gambling Commission continues its preparation for the pending point-of-consumption regulatory regime and has today published a useful summary of how these changes will impact the industry....more
The Gambling Commission is planning to introduce new and amended licence conditions and codes of practice (LCCP) during 2014, in anticipation of the implementation of the proposed UK point of consumption regime. All operators...more
The Gambling Commission has published its Betting Integrity decisions making framework. This outlines the Commission’s practices and decision making procedure when betting integrity issues arise, from when the Commission...more
Region C Contenders Have Lingering Process Questions.
The Commission held its 77th open public meeting on September 19. Highlights from the meeting included a discussion regarding Region C. Karen Wells, the...more
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has had a flurry of adjudicatory hearings in September and October as it progresses in the licensee vetting process.
Commission Approves Suitability of Penn National -
The Swedish Gambling Authority has issued injunctions under the penalty of a fine of SEK 45,000 per day against the Swedish newspapers Aftonbladet and Expressen, claiming that the newspapers’ links to foreign based gambling...more
The Michigan Gaming Control Board (“MGCB”) released the revenue and wagering tax data for August 2013 for the three Detroit, Michigan, commercial casinos. The three Detroit commercial casinos posted a collective 3.45%...more
Patrick Van Eecke and Antoon Dierick (DLA Piper Brussels) report on a complaint filed by the Belgian Gaming Commission against Brussel’s only land-based casino.
Today, Belgian printed media reports that the Belgian...more
The term “reservation shopping” has been coined by various anti-casino groups, some local governments, and even some gaming tribes to disparage efforts of non-gaming tribes to acquire lands in trust for gaming. Some of the...more
The host community dispute between the City of Boston and Wynn MA LLC regarding Wynn’s proposed casino development in Everett took center stage at the 76th open public meeting of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission on...more
In this issue:
- OLG ISSUES NEW “HOSTING FEE” PAYMENTS; NEW OLG CHAIR IS
The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has agreements, known as “Municipality Contribution Agreements,” with the...more
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission held its 75th public meeting on August 22, 2013. The meeting began with a brief presentation by the Commission’s Director of Workforce Development, Jill Griffin, regarding statewide marine...more
In the 2012 Budget, the UK government announced its intention to tax remote gambling on a point of consumption basis. A consultation ran from 5 April 2012 until 28 June 2012 whereby operators, suppliers and other interested...more
In a ruling released on July 31, 2013, problem gamblers in Ontario were denied certification of a $3.5-billion class action law suit commenced against the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation. The Court of Appeal’s decision...more
Norwegian athletes from a variety of sports, including UK Premier League football players, NHL players, cross country skiers and pole vaulters have signed sponsorship deals with various gambling operators. Norway practices a...more
The Italian Supreme Court held that it is possible for shops to place video terminals (the so called “totem”) connecting to Italian online gaming licensed platforms under the regime in force before the implementation of the...more